Step 1: Tickets purchased!

I’m happy to say that I’ve decided on an itinerary and purchased tickets to travel across the pond!

My “cousins” (everyone’s a cousin in Hawaii-speak) live just outside of Zurich, so I’ll spend a few days with them ahead of the trip and then join up with the group. Although I very briefly visited Lucerne a few years ago, I didn’t really have a chance to explore any more of the country. I’m especially excited to see some of the living style differences… my cousins always amaze me with their talk of pay-by-the-bag trash and immense recycling. Can’t wait to see it!

So far we’ve only had one group meeting, but it was very informative. Travel details, weather expectations, the institutions we’ll be visiting, and more. One of the best parts of it was that we were asked to articulate our interests and goals relating to the trip (I believe these are now located on the main blog page). Really solidified for me how much I’m looking forward to learning during this experience!